Wildfire season is here. Should you keep your outdoor seating open?

Over the weekend, many wildfires throughout the state not only burned homes and thousands of acres of land but created smoky skies and unhealthy weather conditions. We created a toolkit you can use to see if the air is too thick to keep your outdoor seating open.

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King County Council approves $8 million for tourism recovery campaign

In a unanimous vote, the King County Council has approved $8 million in CARES funding to support a county-wide tourism recovery campaign. The goal is to drive more business, foot traffic and overnight visitors to the region. For details, click here.

Seattle businesses support proposed MOU for public safety

The Seattle Hotel Association and the Seattle Restaurant Alliance are supporting a memorandum of understanding (MOU) proposed by the Seattle Neighborhood Business Districts between the mayor, city council and the districts. The MOU outlines expectations of the small business community in areas of safety and representation. For details, click here.

Food Code updates: Give your feedback now

The Washington State Department of Health released its latest draft of the Food Code and wants your feedback before implementation. Review the draft changes and submit your comments by Sept. 29. Click here.

Print and customize your own mask compliance posters — for free

The Stay Safe WA campaign has customizable posters available for your business to communicate mask compliance to customers.

Register for our next Pierce County Town Hall

Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier will join Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton in a discussion about the industry and to answer your questions.

Join us at 10 a.m. Sept. 17 for our third Pierce County Town Hall. To register, click here. For more information, contact lisalcontractor@wahospitality.org.


[Video] How to decrease contact when processing payments

When going completely touchless isn’t possible, there are still ways to lessen the number of touch points. Watch this video to learn how you can reduce contact at your business.

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[WEBINAR] Drink for WA; Eat for WA campaign to drive business

The Washington Hospitality Association is joining forces with the Washington Wine Commission for the “Drink. for WA; Eat. for WA; Stay. for WA; Play. for WA” campaign.

Learn about this campaign during this webinar at 10 a.m. Sept. 16, with members of the Washington Wine Commission.



ServSafe Manager Online is here to stay

Washington can’t have in-person ServSafe Manager classes, but your employees can still get certified online. Employees can take the course and exam with an online proctor, all from the safety of their own homes, at their own pace. Register here.